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This Week on 'We Rise Together': The Gold Squad, Maris + Darren!

SethDrea and KyCine shared their thoughts on the new members of The Squad Plus

Star Cinema Admin
Star Cinema Admin

6/19/2021 in News
This Week on 'We Rise Together': The Gold Squad, Maris + Darren!

A batch of young and talented stars grace this week's episodes of "We Rise Together"!

Now gearing up for his upcoming concert, Darren Espanto joined the June 14 episode to share more about his preparations and teased on what fans can expect from him in this event.

According to the 20-year-old singer, his fans will be treated to a brand new Darren this time with his more mature image.

"Yung overall look ko rin po talaga, it's a new Darren, it's a refreshing take kung sino si Darren ngayon. Sobrang excited lang talaga ako makita ng ibang tao kasi ibang Darren talaga 'to, eh," he said.

"Before I said mas mature sound and all that, pero hindi. Ito na talaga 'yun. As a 20-year-old Darren, this is how I want to represent myself, [how] I want to represent myself to the world."

Darren also shared that Paolo Valenciano, who will be directing the concert, also praised him for his confidence on stage.

"Sabi nga ni Direk Pao (Valenciano), 'yung confidence ko ngayon sa pagsayaw saka sa pagkanta, he hasn't seen that in me before so siguro 'yun yung dapat abangan nila at kung bakit nasabi ni Direk 'yun," he teased.

Watch the full episode here:

The very blooming Maris Racal graced the June 16 episode to talk about the meme culture in the country, and how she's now dubbed as the Meme Queen.

Maris also recalled how it all started for her, which was a photo of her dancing in one of the production numbers on "ASAP."

"2017 nag-start ako. 'Yun 'yung pinakauna kong meme sa 'ASAP' tapos nakaganun ako. Hindi ko talaga siya sinadya tapos biglang nag-viral, pinagtatawanan ng mga tao," she recalled.

Admittedly, Maris got hurt with all the comments thrown at her. But it was also then that she embraced that side of her, which eventually led to her making fun of herself.

"At first, parang ang sakit, hindi ko akalain na pinagtatawanan ako. Tapos noong na-realize ko ang culture ng meme, hindi pala dapat siya parang nakaka-offend. Doon na parang lumakas 'yung loob ko na, 'Ah okay lang pala pagtawanan 'yung sarili,'" she added.

Watch the full episode here:

Andrea Brillantes, Francine Diaz, Seth Fedelin, and Kyle Echarri, collectively known as the Gold Squad, finally came complete on the June 18 episode. In the show, the love teams then competed against Kaori Oinuma and Rhys Miguel in the "What's In The Box" game where they had to guess what's inside through the clues given by DJ Jhai Ho.

Since SethDrea won the game, they had the chance to dare KyCine as a consequence. The two then asked them to hold each other's hands throughout the duration of the show.

The four of them then shared more about their film "Click, Like, Share," as well as their thoughts on the new members of the expanded The Gold Squad called The Squad Plus.

"Siyempre noong una nagulat po ako pero masaya din po ako para sa kanila kasi bago 'to para sa kanila. And masaya po ako para kay Danica (Ontengco) kasi kasama po namin siya sa 'Kadenang Ginto.' Sobrang saya ko na nagkaroon siya ng ganitong opportunity," Andrea said.

Francine added, "Mas marami na kaming kakulitan sa darating na plugs, mas marami na kaming kakampi kapag naglalaro kami, so mas masaya siya."

Watch the full episode here:

Catch your favorite Rise artists and their celebrity guests on "We Rise Together" every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 12 noon on Rise Artists Studio and Star Cinema's Facebook pages.

You can also watch full episodes on Rise Artists Studio's Youtube channel!

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